Royal Wedding (1951)
Editor's NoteDancing and romance collide in ROYAL WEDDING as a brother-sister dance team (Fred Astaire and Jane Powell) open their musical show in London shortly before the English royal wedding and find love of their own. Showcasing some of Astaire's most memorable dance scenes in film history--Astaire's hat-rack partner and his dancing on the ceiling (impressive even to those jaded by special effects)--this tale of finding true love when it's least expected, and least wanted, has delighted audiences since the movie's release in 1951. Flirty Ellen and dance-focused Tom have escaped the clutches of many marriage-minded partners, keeping their joint entertainment careers their first priority. When they leave New York to sail for London to open a new musical show, Ellen leaves behind many besotted men but no regrets. But when a ladies' man (and lord) falls hard for Ellen, and a British girl in the dance chorus needs Tom's help to locate her fiancé, both brother and sister realize that this time love must come first.
Cast & Crew
|Albert Akst - Editor|
|Cedric Gibbons - Production Designer|
|Robert Planck - Director of Photography|
|Jack Martin Smith - Art Director|
|Johnny Green - Composer|
|Arthur Freed - Producer|
|Alan Jay Lerner - Screenwriter|
|Stanley Donen - Director|
Plot SummaryA brother-and-sister dance team enthrall their New York audiences, but when their show is requested in London, they jump at the chance and hop on board the next ship crossing the pond. Love blossoms on the unruly seas and in lovely London as the romance of the royal English wedding fills the air. Featuring some of Fred Astaire's most famous and entertaining numbers--including his dancing on the ceiling--and bubbly songstress Jane Powell, ROYAL WEDDING glows with exuberance, romance, and sheer fun.